Update on the Harewoods (Dalyellup) Bushfire

Published on Monday, 11 March 2024 at 3:28:05 PM

The Shire of Capel community are advised that the weekend’s bushfire remains an active fire event in and around the Dalyellup area. The fire event is now being managed by The Shire of Capel.
Please continue to stay informed and monitor warnings issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA, the Shire website and Facebook page.
The bushfire ADVICE is still in place for people in an area bounded by Killerby Drive to the north, Maidment Parade and Minninup Road to the east, Lakes Road to the south and the ocean to the west in the southern part of DALYELLUP.
Be Aware:
• There is a lot of smoke in the area.
• Although there is no immediate danger you need to be aware and keep up to date in case the situation changes.
• If you have a respiratory condition and you have been affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
• Stay alert and monitor your surroundings.
• Watch for signs of a bushfire, especially smoke and flames.
• Close all doors and windows and turn off evaporative air conditioners but keep water running through the system if possible.
• Read through your bushfire survival plan.
• If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation gets worse. You can make a plan by visiting My Bushfire Plan.
If driving:
• Be extremely careful when driving through the area.
• Turn your headlights on and drive slowly.
• Watch for emergency services personnel and follow their directions.
• If you cannot see clearly, pull over, keep your headlights and hazard lights on, and wait until the smoke clears.
Animal Welfare:
• If you find wildlife offer water from a dish
• If sick or injured secure it in a box, put in a dark quiet place and get to the vet ASAP or call your local wildlife organisation
• If you live close to the fire zone leave extra water out
• Put a rock or stick in the water to prevent drowning
• Do not enter a fire ground without permission or supervision as there are hidden dangers that can cause death or serious injuries.
For more information on actions to take for each bushfire warning level, please see the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development website.
For updates and further information regarding the bushfire situation, please monitor the DFES website at https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/ for real-time updates and instructions.
The Shire also takes this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA, WA Police, DBCA, Communities and various other State Government Agencies, our own Bushfire volunteers and volunteers that attended from outside the Shire, the City of Bunbury (Evacuation Shelter) and numerous other support organisations and individual people who defended our community over the weekend and are continuing to clean up and monitor the situation.

Back to All News